News Causeway officials to test new safety barriers on bridge

When Andy Pate’s GMC Sierra pickup hit the southbound Causeway’s right-side guard rail May 31, it sailed into the air as if the railing was a “ ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ ramp,” he said, plunging the 26-year-old into the waters of Lake Pontchartrain some 25 feet below.

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